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Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
#3
According to the website of the Spanish Federation of Friends of the Camino de Santiago arrived on 23 - 06 Pilgrim 100.000 in the Pilgrims office in Santiago .

Wish you well,Peter.
Wow where were they when I was walking on April and early May, apart that is from semana santa?
 

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alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
2019- Invierno
#9
According to the website of the Spanish Federation of Friends of the Camino de Santiago arrived on 23 - 06 Pilgrim 100.000 in the Pilgrims office in Santiago .

Wish you well,Peter.
That's for the year so far? Am I reading that correctly?
 

alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
2019- Invierno
#16
Walk a few more C., and we may agree on more ;).
I'm working on that for 2018. We might walk with our friend the first part of the Frances for 2 weeks or if he can't make that work, we might do the Primitivo again. All contingent on my plantar fasciitis getting resolved.
 

Lance Chambers

Lance Chambers
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria (2015) SJPdP (2016) Burgos (2017) SJPdP (2018)
#17
Am walking again this year starting on 13th July. If the numbers are as high as suggested I'll be finding another route I think.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Stages on both French and Northern routes. Plan to walk Tui to Santiago in June 2017
#19
I reckon so that doesn't account for those who only do a few stages so pretty busy I think
 

zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15 & 16 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo (Sept.)
#22
Never had any issue with crowds on any of my Camino's, but I always go in early April. Not only for the lack of crowds, but to avoid the blazing heat. April can be a wet month, but in 4 years in a row now we have barely ever used our rain gear. But given the choice, I would take rain over 35 to 40 C heat any day.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#23
In my experience on less populated Caminos and with repeat offenders you can add at least 20% to that number. Not everyone walking and ending their Camino in SdC is obtaining the Compostela. Therefore they/we are not in that statistics ;)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Frances (2014)
Camino de Frances (2016)
#24
Never had any issue with crowds on any of my Camino's, but I always go in early April. Not only for the lack of crowds, but to avoid the blazing heat. April can be a wet month, but in 4 years in a row now we have barely ever used our rain gear. But given the choice, I would take rain over 35 to 40 C heat any day.
Boy, I agree...I wouldn't even consider doing it in the summer because of the heat and because of the mobs of people. We walked in September and in May another. While both times of the year were fabulous, I would have to say the September experience was a bit nicer because of the grape harvest!
 
Camino(s) past & future
September2016
#25
Boy, I agree...I wouldn't even consider doing it in the summer because of the heat and because of the mobs of people. We walked in September and in May another. While both times of the year were fabulous, I would have to say the September experience was a bit nicer because of the grape harvest!
And the blackberries!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012), Norte (2013), Plata (2014), Levante + Portugués (2016), Ruta de la Lana (2018)
#26
The figure has doubled as of August 22 to 200,000. In years past, there were that many pilgrims but 9 days later and three weeks later. So, bottom line, not that many, considering. Historically, there are less foreigners - in July and August only. delalana3.JPG

What is most encouraging for those who've "been there, done that" is that in July 2017, the Frances counted for 57% of camino choices with the Portuguese "only" 18% (met less than a dozen pilgrims), the Norte 8% (saw 6 pilgrims in 40 days), the Ingles 5%, the Via de la Plata 3,5% (12 pilgrims max), the Portuguese by the Coast 2% with others less than one percent.

For those who care to discover other itineraries off-season, far from the maddening crowds, not included in official stats (less than half of one percent) is the Ruta de la Lana from Alicante to Burgos via Cuenca, which looks quite attractive.

Yet another, truly off the map, not yet recognized by the Obispado in Santiago is The Way of Saint James through Eastern Portugal, from the most beautiful village of the Algarve, Tavira.

Yearly official stats are available as PDF's here.
 
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Anemone del Camino

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#27
The figure has doubled as of August 22 to 200,000. In years past, there were that many pilgrims but 9 days later and three weeks later. So, bottom line, not that many, considering. Historically, there are less foreigners - in July and August only. View attachment 35916 .
@MarcosdeParticuba , welsome to the forum.

Thank you for this beautiful picture but especially for the heads up on this rarely talked about Portuguese route.
 

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